Divorces in New York eating up time and finances

When it comes to divorce, lawyers, litigants and judges can agree on one thing: New York’s system is unwieldy, costly and in need of repair.

Six years after an ad hoc commission recommended a series of changes to the way New York courts handle these cases, the divorce process can still drag on, occupying court time and resources as one issue after another crops up in a case. According to a detailed survey by the New York State Bar Association, court budget cuts over the past year have worsened the situation; litigants in civil cases now must wait as long as a year just to get a trial date.

Husbands, wives, kids and finances are still getting chewed up by the system.

Read More: Record Online

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